If you are separated or considering a divorce in Florida, it’s worth learning about the potential benefits of an uncontested divorce. Understandably, when you are in the heat of conflict with your spouse it can be hard to imagine a peaceful resolution, but the advantages of negotiating an uncontested divorce often make the effort worthwhile. Below are some of the benefits of an uncontested divorce.
Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
- Uncontested divorces are typically faster, easier, and more affordable. High conflict divorces are long, drawn-out, and subsequently much more expensive. Beyond that, high conflict divorces can be emotionally exhausting for all involved. When couples find common ground and are able to agree without a judge’s intervention, the end of a marriage can be faster and significantly more affordable, not to mention less traumatic.
- Uncontested divorces improve your chances of a fair resolution. Marriage, family life and divorce are deeply personal matters. With contested divorces, spouses turn their personal matters over to a court and an outside third party (a judge) is responsible for making the decisions that will shape the lives of each spouse. At the end of a contested divorce, both parties typically feel like they’ve lost. While uncontested divorces require some negotiation and compromise, contested divorces often lead to even more compromise.
- Uncontested divorces are easier on children. The state of Florida recognizes that divorces are hard on children and parents are encouraged to work together to co-parent their children even after divorce. High conflict divorces don’t just take a toll on the adults involved, but the children as well. When parents make an active decision to keep their children out of the “middle” and work together cooperatively, everyone benefits.
- Uncontested divorces may reduce legal issues in the future. As previously mentioned, contested divorces often lead to both parties feeling unhappy with the outcome. When at least one party feels as if they’ve “lost,” a conflict rarely ends. Contested divorces can lead to appeals, non-compliance, and years of continued disputes. Parties who make a choice to divorce as amicably as possible rarely feel the need to modify settlement terms or continue litigation down the road.
How to Improve Your Chances of an Uncontested Divorce
Uncontested divorces also take a personal commitment and conscious decision to work with an ex with whom you may not always agree. The good news though, is that you don’t have the shoulder the weight entirely on your own. The key to negotiating an uncontested divorce starts with the right professional in your corner. Not every attorney knows or appreciates what it takes to negotiate an uncontested divorce that works for both parties. You need a supportive ally who knows when and where to draw the line if needed.
At Campbell Law Group, we empower our clients to settle their divorces amicably when an uncontested divorce is possible. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you with a low-conflict divorce, contact us for a consultation.
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